Improvements in cancer control cannot be made without the latest clinical data and statistics. This evidence helps to form the basis for new treatments, methods of care and prevention strategies that will lead to better outcomes for cancer patients across NSW.
Latest data and trends
Cancer in New
South Wales: Incidence Report 2009 contains the most
up-to-date report on cancer incidence published for NSW. The latest
mortality data is available in the
Cancer in NSW: Incidence and Mortality Report
2008. You can also browse our online fact sheets for
overviews of the majority cancer types.
You can also run customised reports by geography, gender, age
groups and socio-economic status using our online
Detailed Cancer reports
More detailed statistics and analysis are available in our
cancer reports publications.
Data on cancer in Australia is available from the Australian Institute
of Health and Welfare (AIHW). The latest national data
are reported in
Cancer in Australia 2010: an Overview.
This report indicates that there were:
- 108,368 new cancer cases diagnosed in Australia in 2007.
- NSW has the largest number of cancer cases and deaths of any
state or territory in Australia (this is due to having the largest
- Allowing for population size and age, NSW has the third highest
incidence rate of cancer (484 cases per 100,000), behind Queensland
(505 cases per 100,000) and Tasmania (495 cases per 100,000).
The latest international cancer incidence and mortality data are
available from the GLOBOCAN 2008
project, produced by the International Agency for Research on
NOTE: CINSW, the AIHW and GLOBOCAN all use slightly
different definitions for cancer - therefore the numbers reported
in each source are not the same and cannot be directly